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Richard Atikins, a board member for Central Unified School District in Fresno, Calif. resigned after a blogger mobilized her Instagram followers to get him fired.

Californians have endured ongoing protests as Black Lives Matter and Antifa organizations clash with police while attempting to tear down historic statues.

Atkins allegedly wrote an Instagram post urging protesters to "go back to the country you or your ancestors came from."

He added, "I am SICK of this shit."

Instagram blogger @gossipofthecity_ urged her followers to call the board and demand his termination.

"Call up @centralusd right now at their board meeting & demand Richard Atkins be terminated . Call : 559-276-3150."

Atkins apparently resigned during the board meeting on Tuesday.

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms held a brief press conference on Saturday to announce the termination of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black man on Friday night.

27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was sleeping in his car in the Wendy's drive-thru when the police woke him and attempted to arrest him for a DUI.

He was shot in the back after grabbing one officer's taser and attempting to flee.

Mayor Bottoms said the shooting was not a justifiable use of excessive force, and the officer who fired his service weapon was fired. A second officer at the scene was placed on administrative duty.

Mayor Bottoms also announced the resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields (pictured). She said Shields "offered to immediately step down" to "rebuild the trust so desperately needed throughout our community."

Shields will be reassigned to another position within the city government, and a nationwide search is underway for her replacement.

"To the family of Mr. Brooks, there are no words strong enough to express how sincerely sorry I am for your loss," said Bottoms.

A crowd formed at the Wendy's parking lot and marched holding signs on Saturday. Many Atlantans took to social media to condemn the shooting.

The fatal shooting comes three weeks after George Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer sparked protests and unrest across the country.

Update: Surveillance video shows Brooks on the ground struggling with two Atlanta PD officers. At some point, Brooks grabbed a taser from one of the cops and pointed it at him while fleeing.
 

 

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The president of a historically Black college in Mississippi has resigned after he was arrested in a prostitution and drug sting.

William Bynum Jr., who was president of Jackson State University since 2017, resigned after he was busted along with 15 other people for "procuring the services of a prostitute, false statement of identity and possession of marijuana," according to the Clarion-Ledger.

The Clinton Police Department conducted a prostitution sting and arrested multiple suspects, including Jackson, WJTV.com reported.

Jackson State University professor Shonda McCarthy, 46, was also arrested for procuring the services of a prostitute and marijuana possession while operating a motor vehicle.

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Sheena Stanford, 35, and several other suspects were charged with "promoting prostitution."

Detectives made contact with the suspects through various "dark web" services.

Bynum, a married father of six, resigned less than a week after another HBCU president was fired for his role in an admissions scandal.

Dr. Austin Lane was terminated early Wednesday for allegedly allowing an unqualified student to be admitted to Texas Southern's law school.

The JSU board will convene an emergency meeting to discuss appointing an interim president.

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Katie Hill resigned from Congress after a series of embarrassing photo leaks and salacious details about her private life were published online.

"It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress," she wrote in a statement on Sunday. "This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents, my community, and our country."

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The freshman Democratic Congresswoman made headlines after leaked photos showed her smoking a bong while naked.

London's Daily Mail published the photos along with scandalous details that Hill, who is married, carried on sexual affairs with male and female Capitol Hill interns.

The U.S. news media immediately defended Hill, calling the photos "revenge porn" and saying she participated in "consensual, non-monogamous" affairs. The media said society should remove the stigma from "consensual non-monogamous" relationships.

Hill, who is seeking a divorce, blamed her husband for leaking the photos and the salacious details about her private life, Newsweek.com reports.

"During the final tumultuous years of my abusive marriage, I became involved in a relationship with someone in my campaign," she said in a statement.

"Even a consensual relationship with a subordinate is inappropriate, but I still allowed it to happen despite my better judgement. For that, I apologize."

Capitol Hill police launched a probe into the leaked nude photos after the 32-year-old Congresswoman asked them to investigate if any laws were broken.

Hill's lawyers sent cease-and-desist letters to the Daily Mail and other blogs that published the photos.

The letter informed the Daily Mail that "The California Penal Code accordingly makes it a criminal offense to 'intentionally distribute the image of the intimate body part or parts of another identifiable person.'"

The scandalous photos are still live on the Daily Mail's website.

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The Fort Worth, Texas cop who shot Atatiana Jefferson in her own home has resigned from the police force. Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus identified the cop as Officer Aaron Dean at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

Kraus announced Dean's resignation, saying he intended to fire the rookie cop for violating use-of-force policy and "unprofessional conduct."

"Had the officer not resigned, I would have fired him for violations for several policies, including our use of force policy, our de-escalation policy and unprofessional conduct," Kraus said.

 

Civic leaders praised the Fort Worth Police Department for its quick action and transparency in the wrongful death case.

Dean, who joined the department in April 2018, still faces criminal charges as well as possible civil rights violations, Kraus said, according to NBC News.

Jefferson, 28, was gunned down by Dean as she peered out her bedroom window after hearing what she thought was a prowler in her yard early Saturday.

Dean shot Jefferson through her bedroom window because he "perceived a threat." Police did not clarify the threat.

Body cam video footage showed Dean and another officer circling Jefferson's home after responding to a non-emergency welfare check call.

 

Jefferson's 8-year-old nephew was in Jefferson's bedroom playing a video game when they thought they heard a prowler in the backyard, said the family's attorney S. Lee Merritt.

"They looked at each other and listened more intently when they heard it again," Merritt said in a social media post. "Someone was outside."

Merritt said the nephew described how his aunt went to the window to see who was there.

"Suddenly a man's voice was screaming something he couldn't make out, and then 'bang,'" Merritt said. Jefferson fell to the floor. Merritt said he didn't ask the child what he saw next because he didn't want him "to have to relive that" moment.

Legal experts say the rookie cop didn't give Jefferson enough time to react to his orders before he shot her through the bedroom window.

Twitter activist Shaun King accused Fort Worth police of giving the killer cop special treatment.

"We've been told that the @FortWorthPD has been deliberately hiding the name of the officer who murdered #AtatianaJefferson so that he can wipe all of his social media clean," King tweeted on Sunday. "Not one single justifiable reason exists for hiding his identity."

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Shepard Smith stunned viewers and colleagues on Friday when he announced his resignation from Fox News after 23 years with the network. Smith, 55, addressed his departure at the end of his final show.

"Even in our currently polarized nation, it's my hope that the facts will win the day, that the truth will always matter, that journalism and journalist will thrive."

Smith's resignation hit social media like a mini tornado. The news was welcomed by his detractors who despised Smith's left-leaning bias.

Many on Twitter.com celebrated Smith's resignation, including President Trump.

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"I don't know. Is he leaving? That's a shame," Trump joked on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday.

"Is he leaving because of bad ratings?" Trump continued. "If he's leaving, I assume he's leaving because he had bad ratings."

Probably no one was happier to see Smith leave than Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Smith lashed out at Carlson after Fox legal commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano got into it with Carlson and one of his guests during a live broadcast 2 weeks ago.

Smith thought Carlson should have defended the judge.

"Attacking our colleague who is here to offer legal assessments on our air, in our work home, is repugnant," Smith said during his show the next day.

Later that night, Carlson mocked Smith on the air, repeatedly calling Smith a "daytime host" and never addressing him by name. Carlson ended his rant by taking a jab at Smith's sinking ratings: "When you dress up partisanship as news coverage, people tune out."

While some believe Trump's constant criticism of Smith may have intimidated the anchor to leave, others say Smith was upset about the stinging personal attack by Carlson.

Smith reportedly asked Fox to accept his resignation after only 1 year into his $15 million-a-year contract.

Smith's fans wished him well on Twitter and praised him for keeping his boot on Trump's neck over the past two years. But others thought he was too hypercritical of the president.

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As expected, Kevin Tsujihara - once the most powerful Asian mogul in Hollywood - has been forced out of his job as Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO and chairman. Tsujihara was allowed to gracefully "step down" from the job he's held for six years.

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